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Second summary of data on chemical contaminants in sediments from the National Status and Trends Program.
Entry ID: BESTsed17

Abstract: NOAA's National Status and Trends Program has analyzed samples of
surface sediments collected at almost 300 coastal and estuary sites
throughout the United States since 1984 (NOAA 1991). These locations
have also been sampled to determine contaminant levels in biota as
part of NOAA's Mussel Watch program (NOAA 1989). However, the tissue
data have not been entered in the database because the ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.5   S: 46.0   E: -119.0   W: -121.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thomas O'Connor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Dataset Title: Second summary of data on chemical contaminants in sediments from the National Status and Trends Program
Dataset Release Date: 1991
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Presentation Form: pdf
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-01-01
Quality Quality analysis/quality control included interlaboratory comparisons
between the Ecology/EPA Manchester laboratory and California
Analytical Laboratories (CAL), analysis of matrix spikes and matrix
spike duplicates, duplicate samples, and analysis of standard
reference ... View entire text
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Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (206) 553-2135
Fax: (206) 553-0119
Email: davoli.dana at
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98101
Country: USA
Phone: 301-713-3028 x151
Fax: 301-713-4388
Email: Tom.Oconnor at
Contact Address:
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, NS and T Program
SSMC 4 Rm 10148
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20910-3281
Country: USA
MacLeod, W.D., Jr., D.W. Brown, A.S. Friedman, D.G. Burrows,
O. Maynes, R. Pearce, C.A. Wigren and R.G. Bogar. 1985. Standard
analytical procedures of the NOAA National Analytical Facility,
1985-1986: Extractable toxic organic compounds, 2nd edition. NOAA
Technical Memorandum NMFS F/NWC-92.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-05-27